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NEWS UPDATE: HURIWA lambasts Garba Shehu for attacking Bishop Kukah over report to US Congress

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has assailed Garba Shehu, a Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, over what it portrayed as unbridled propensities and unwholesome lack of regard displayed to Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah.

HURIWA blamed Shehu for having utilized his words imprudently in the reply he gave against Kukah’s show to the American Congress recently.

The rights bunch accepts that Kukah’s assertion to the US congress Committee on Foreign Affairs required not to have produced discussion if not that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has declined to a Banana Republic whereby the chosen chiefs have transformed themselves into despots who are frightened of the truth.

In his assertion before the Congress, as DAILY POST announced, the pastor had, in addition to other things, claimed that Christians were being focused on by guerillas and criminals and Buhari was showing inclination for individuals of his religion and ethnic gathering in issue of arrangements and in the authorization of the pertinent strategies and legitimate structure against the rising insecurity.

Angered by this, Garba Shehu, in a scorching reaction for the Presidency, portrayed the minister’s charges as bogus and attacked the respected Bishop.

Shehu thought about it’s anything but “an alleged man of the Church duplicates the most noticeably awful abundances of those looking for individual progression in open office.”

The Presidency additionally communicated disillusionment that a few residents tossed their weight behind Kukah following his comments.

However, HURIWA, in its response through the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf said that Shehu has just prevailed with regards to praising his inadequate comprehension of the Constitution by making unintelligent and obtuse remarks.

HURIWA has requested that Shehu do a short serious program on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 so he comprehends the more full aims of the important segments that address the issues of Federal person principles.

The Rights bunch said the Federal person of Nigeria incorporates the way that Nigeria is a country with two predominant religions of Christians and Moslems and others, for example, African conventional worshippers.

“We thoroughly underwrite the show made by His Lordship the Bishop of the Catholic ward of Sokoto for these are realities that are experimental and we are observers to the continuous nepotistic arrangements of President Muhammadu Buhari and the steady killings of Christian priests by Islamists are realities which the President can’t stow away from.”

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